Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Kenneth R. Hansen, O.D.

Founder of Ankeny Family Vision Center,

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Dr. Kenneth Hansen founded Ankeny Family Vision Center in October of 1977 in 700 square feet of space with one employee!   After 40 years at the helm, in December of 2017, he placed AFVC in the hands of Dr. Mandy Pietig. Through her vision, it has grown in the number of doctors as well as employees – one of which is Ken! He is enjoying just being a doctor these days and leaving the administrative duties to Dr. Pietig and her team.

Dr. Hansen is continuing to see patients three days a week and enjoys his well-earned 4-day weekends. He also stays busy being on the Board of Faith Baptist Bible College and Alpha Women’s Center here in Ankeny, as well as spending time with his wife, Marcia, and his 14 grandchildren, who are the apple of his eye!

Dr. Hansen graduated from the University of Houston with his Doctor of Optometry in 1974 and served in the military for 17 years as both a Naval officer and the optometrist for the Iowa Army National Guard.

He enjoys the challenge of fitting contact lenses, as well as providing the individualized, comprehensive and preventative eye health care that has always been his passion. He also co-manages surgery patients and loves seeing the multiple generations of patients he has for their primary eye health needs.

At this particular time, Dr. Hansen has no plans to retire. He loves meeting the eye care needs of the Ankeny community and will continue his legacy until the Lord directs him in another ministry. Who knows? It has been 45 years since graduating, maybe he will make it to his 50th year of practicing optometry!!


Dr. Mandy Mataya Pietig, O.D.


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Dr. Mandy Pietig is the owner of Ankeny Family Vision Center as of January 2, 2017.  Dr. Pietig has worked with Dr. Hansen since 2009 and shown herself capable of taking this office to new heights.  She is young, energetic, and business-minded.  She has a vision for the practice and is looking forward to continuing the legacy that Dr. Hansen has planted and nurtured the last 39 years.

Dr. Pietig is a native of Madrid and received her Doctor of Optometry in 2007 from the Illinois College of Optometry.  She is an outstanding optometrist and treats each patient with individualized and comprehensive eye health care.

Dr. Pietig is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all patients and specializes in working with those patients experiencing dry eyes, diabetes, high blood pressure and glaucoma as well as many childhood conditions, such as lazy eye and amblyopia.  She also takes a special interest in unique and difficult-to-fit contact lenses.

Dr. Pietig also enjoys seeing pediatric patients starting at 6 months of age through our InfantSEE Program.  Many eye conditions do not show symptoms that can be identified by a parent or well-baby check.  Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.

Dr. Pietig is married to Dr. Todd Pietig, an optometrist, and they reside in Ankeny. Three boys take up their time out of the office.

Dr. Todd Pietig, O.D.


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Dr. Todd grew up in Carroll, Iowa on a family farm.   He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Iowa and then completed his doctorate at the the Illinois College of Optometry.  He has over 12 years of diverse experience with a special interest in dry eye, myopia control such as ortho k, and medical eye care.  He is also outstanding with children and  you can often find him playing with his 3 children, Alex (8), Austin (5) , and Max (2).  Dr. Todd's hobbies include golfing, fishing, and camping and he hopes to take his kids to a national park every year.  He looks forward to providing individualized and comprehensive eye health care to the Ankeny community and surrounding areas.

 Dr. Tilena Waters, O.D.


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Raised in Marion, Iowa, Dr. Tilena Waters received her Doctor of Optometry in 2006 from the Illinois College of Optometry.  She completed a residency in Pediatrics and Primary Care at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2007.  Dr. Waters's passion for optometry led her to further post-doctorate education. She received a Fellowship in the prestigious American Academy of Optometry in 2010. 

Dr. Waters joined Ankeny Family Vision Center in February 2017.  Her extensive education allows her to diagnose and treat patients of all ages.  In addition to providing comprehensive and preventative eye care, Dr. Waters treats patients with conditions such as dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, and diabetes.  She is specialized in treating childhood vision dysfunctions such as amblyopia, binocular vision dysfunctions, and visual information processing disorders. 

Outside of the office, she and her husband, Dan, enjoy traveling, spending time with family, gardening, photography, and going on walks with their dog, Sofi.



Clinic Coordinator
Billing Systems Manager

Erin 2019

Erin joined AFVC in January of 2013. She has served as front desk coordinator and currently serves as clinic coordinator.

Erin was born and raised in Denison, Iowa, and moved to Ankeny in 2006 with her family. She and her husband, Shawn, have two daughters, Morgan and Aubrey.

In her free time, Erin enjoys relaxing at home with her family and reading.

Barbara, A.B.O.C., N.C.L.E.C.

Certified Optician,
Certified Contact Lens Technician

Barbara 2019

Barbara has been a part of AFVC for over 10 years. She received her training in Opticianry in Minnesota and Colorado.

Her knowledge and experience in eye care allows her the ability to help with frame styling, custom fitting of eyewear, making adjustments as needed, filling prescription eyewear, and educating patients on the latest in digital lens design and coatings.

Barbara also assists our doctors with diagnostic testing and trains in the use and care of contact lenses.

Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, boating, fishing, and spending time with Marley, their English Pointer.



Brittney, A.B.O.C., N.C.L.E.C.

Certified Optician
Certified Contact Lens Technician

Brittney 2019

Brittney joined Ankeny Family Vision Center in March of 2019. She has been an optician for 10 years.

Brittney is originally from Robinson, Illinois. She moved to Champaign, IL, where she attended school. Brittney and her husband now reside in Urbandale.

The art of frame styling is one of Brittney's passions, and she is proud of her drive to keep current with the latest in optical fashion trends.  

In her free time, Brittney enjoys traveling with her husband to Hawaii and spending time with their two dogs.




Optometric Technician

Sue 2019

Sue joined the AFVC team in October of 2018. She has worked in eyecare since 2007 and currently serves as an optometric technician for Dr. Hansen. She truly enjoys helping patients with their eyecare needs.

Sue grew up in Northwest Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, riding bikes on the High Trestle Trail and cheering on the Cyclones.







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